Screenshot: Gainax / Netflix / Kotaku
Closing Fantasy XVI, a extra action-focused tackle the RPG franchise, clearly pulls inspiration from numerous different widespread media. As Recreation Informer reported again in Might, Sq. Enix was impressed by blockbuster movies and hit collection like Recreation of Thrones, Godzilla, and Neon Genesis Evangelion in the course of the sport’s growth. And it’s that final supply of inspo that’s garnering consideration after gamers observed an in depth homage to the mecha anime collection.
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ResetEra discussion board consumer Girl Bow posted a video evaluating a battle between anime protagonist Shinji Ikari and Sachiel in Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Tokyo-3 (a post-apocalyptic model of Tokyo) to a cataclysmic battle between Phoenix and Ifrit inside the early hours of FFXVI.
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The Ifrit combat (which is playable within the demo, btw!), takes place between two summons, which manifest in FFXVI by mainly turning the participant into a large kaiju model of a deity. Early within the sport, one of many outposts within the sport’s fictional kingdom of Rosaria is ambushed. Phoenix does its damndest to guard it from the rampaging Ifrit. Sadly, the Phoenix getting torn from ass to urge for food within the scene is Joshua, the youthful brother of FFXVI protag, Clive. You’ll be able to try a GIF of the video under.
Gif: Sq. Enix / Gainax / Netflix / Kotaku / Girl Bow
And identical to in NGE with Shinj and Eva Unit 01, this combat showcases a point-of-view-esque depiction of the big kaiju mounting its adversary and shelling out wild strikes to their face earlier than clubbing them with a double-arm hammer fist punch.
The similarities between the fights additionally makes Clive begging the hulking titan to stop his onslaught all of the extra tragic. Clive’s determined plea considerably mirrors Shinji begging his father, Gendo Ikari, to cease his mecha from crushing his pal’s entry plug after his unit went AWOL. They’re like poetry as a result of they rhyme, you see.
And there you could have it: not solely is Closing Fantasy XVI a online game with comparable grit and political subterfuge as George R.R. Martin’s Recreation of Thrones collection and bombastic Satan Might Cry-esque motion, nevertheless it’s additionally the newest online game to pay homage to NGE creator Hideaki Anno’s physique of labor. We like to see it.